August 29, 2016 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Auckland, New Zealand - MacDaddy today is pleased to announce the release of Mac Backup Guru 6.0, an important update to their innovative backup app for Mac OS X. The app offers direct cloning, synchronization, and incremental snapshots of data. All three backup functions can backup any amount of data, from single files to entire volumes of data. The version 6.0 release offers a number of improvements, including faster backups, user interface improvements, an updated copy engine, and an improved incremental backup process.
Mac Backup Guru offers a clean, easy-to-use interface, making it simple for anyone to safely backup their important data. Users can easily clone a drive, synchronize their backups, and even create incremental snapshots of their data, all from the app's easy-to-follow, animated interface.
"They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and that was certainly true in the case of Mac Backup Guru," commented Ben Slaney of MacDaddy. "We had a particular set of needs that no backup solution on the market was able to meet, so we decided to just create our own! We've refined the app over the successive versions, and we're extremely proud of our latest."
The Direct Cloning function creates an exact duplicate of a folder or disk. Direct Cloning easily makes a direct copy of anything a user tells it to copy. Users who have attempted to make a backup of their System folder by simply dragging & dropping the folder to another drive know that method simply doesn't work. Mac Backup Guru can easily make an exact copy of anything marked for backup, whether it's terabytes of data, or the complex folder hierarchy of the System folder.
Synchronization is the answer if a user already has a partial backup of their data and wants to make sure that all of the folders and files that are different between the source and destination are included in the backup. Synchronization performs this by only copying the files that have changed. If it finds any files on the destination disk that are no longer on the source disk, it moves them to the trash. The result is a clone of the source directory,
If a user were to make a complete backup of a 500GB hard drive each time, it would require a multiple terabyte capacity backup drive to hold even just a few backups. Incremental Snapshots allow users to store multiple backups of their drive by storing only fresh copies of the files that have been changed since the previous backup, and the rest are hardlinks to the previous backup. This allows multiple backups using only a fraction of the space needed for a full backup each time, while appearing as a full backup. If you browse through an incremental snapshot in the Finder it looks just like a full disk duplicate. If you were to do a "Get Info" on 10 of them they'll tell you they're using 10TB of space - for a 1TB drive. That's what makes Incremental Snapshots so useful. Users can have multiple "full" backups of their drives, yet use only a fraction of the actual space on their backup drive.
* Simple, reliable utility to create copies of files
* Incremental Snapshots, which use about one tenth of the space of a standard backup and are about 10X faster
* Copy & Paste a bootable drive in the Finder (OS X 10.10 and higher)
* Easy to use, animated user interface
* Resumable Backups - Interrupt and restart backups again at any time
* Automatic Backups - Back up a hard drive by simply a plugging in a backup drive
* Synchronized Backups - Any new items are copied to the backup; any items not on the source are moved to the destination drive's trash
When used in Mac OS X 10.10 or higher, Mac Backup Guru offers its own improved version of Copy & Paste via the Finder's contextual menu. Users can simply copy an entire bootable volume and then paste it to another HFS+ volume, thereby creating a new bootable volume. All of the original volume's metadata and permissions are kept fully intact, and the Copy & Paste functions are also resumable, if needed.
Version 6.0 Update Highlights:
* Speed improvements
* User interface improvements
* Improved copying engine
* Improved incremental backup process
Mac Backup Guru makes keeping important files backed up easier than ever. Users no longer have to wait for a backup to finish before getting resuming their work. The app runs quietly in the background, (using minimal resources), efficiently making bootable backups of the Mac file system, while the users can continue to work on other important things. Backups can also be easily scheduled for any time of day, so there's no need to worry about remembering to backup any new work. If the app isn't running at the scheduled backup time, Mac Backup Guru will start up in the background and begin the backup.
Creating bootable backups with Mac Backup Guru is just a matter of a few clicks of the mouse. Simply select a volume to backup, and then select the destination volume. The app will create a bootable copy of the original volume. Users can then boot their Mac from the external backup, (if needed), by simply holding down the Option key while their Mac boots up.
Mac Backup Guru is intelligent. If the backup drive isn't attached to the Mac when it's time for a scheduled backup, there is nothing to worry about. Backup Guru will automatically run the next time it sees that drive attached. The app will even notify you if there is a backup pending when it opens. Restoring from a backup is just as easy; simply select which backup to restore from, and which drive to restore to. Mac Backup Guru does the rest, quickly and efficiently restoring all of the backed up data to the destination drive.
"We are constantly at work on improving Mac Backup Guru, ensuring that it is the easiest to use backup solution around, while also making sure it is the most comprehensive backup system available today," continued Slaney. "Version 6.0 is the best version so far, but we're still working to make the next edition even better."
* Mac OS X 10.9 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 5.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Mac Backup Guru 6.0 is $29.00 (USD) and is available directly from the publisher's website. A free trial download is also available. Review copies are available on request.
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